About Us

Our History

The DREAMS Organization formerly named the Leona Locket-Joyce and Joe Nathan-Joyce Scholarship Fund started after the passing of Leona Locket-Joyce following a long battle with leukemia.

Founder Danny Neal organized a fundraiser to help the family with financial expenses. It was Joe Nathan-Joyce’s wish that the fund continue as a means of helping youth. Little did founder Danny Neal know Joe Joyce would pass in a drowning accident less than a year later.

Both Leona and Joe were graduates of FUSD high schools and were active in the community, participating in the areas of African American cultural awareness and youth development programs.

In memory of Joe and Leona, our mission is to continue supporting their love of community, youth development, and closing the disparity with regard to minority graduates access to post-secondary education or training.